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INVITATION TO FRED's TALK ON HIS SOLO TRIP UP wEST AFRICA
« on: July 18, 2011, 04:36:47 pm »
 Invitation to Fred’s account of his 25000km Africa trip.
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Ever wondered what makes a person  leave the bounds of work and family to take huge risks and make a trip alone on a motorbike – the hard way round?
Skeg is an Oryx pilot. He flies in the SAAF.
So it is not freedom he could be looking for. He has that in abundance aloft above us mortals as he controls a 185 Million Rand machine on missions of mercy.
If you’d like to here more about this adventure, Join Fred and friends at Donford Motorrad, Jamestown Stellenbosch for an evening of pictures and anecdotes.


Frederick  “Skeg” von Heyer, left Cape Town on a summers day 12th  February 2011.
He returned at the end of June, a few kilograms lighter, many dollars poorer, but infinitely richer in diverse experiences.
A trip he would not trade for anything.
How did he cope with the loneliness?
How did he overcome that point of no recovery where you just want to give up when the final straw seems likely to end your dream?
How do you cope when you have no communication with the outside world and a language barrier between the locals?
Where do you dig deep when you already dug deeper than you ever dug before?
What lessons can followers in his footsteps learn from his experience.
Come and listen, ask questions and share his experiences.
Date   : Friday 29th July 2011
When   : 19H00
Where   : Donford Motorrad, Webervallei road (off the R44) , Jamestown, Stellenbosch
Costs   : R100.oo per person (under 18 free)
Proceeds to Ubuntu Africa, www.ubafrica.org, a charity for children in Khayelitsha, Western Cape.
Snacks will be served
cash bar for liquid refreshments
RSVP : vheyer@gmail.com
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 04:24:52 pm by Andyman »
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Re: INVITATION TO FRED's TALK ON HIS SOLO TRIP UP wEST AFRICA
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 04:44:26 pm »
Wow it sounds awesome. Pity we are a tad far away in PE. :drif:
What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything ?
 

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Re: INVITATION TO FRED's TALK ON HIS SOLO TRIP UP wEST AFRICA
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 05:03:45 pm »
Here is an offical invite to all Wild Dogs
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INVITATION TO FRED's TALK ON HIS SOLO TRIP UP wEST AFRICA
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 04:26:03 pm »
WHOOOPS.

THE TIME IS 19H00 NOT 16H00.
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Re: INVITATION TO FRED's TALK ON HIS SOLO TRIP UP wEST AFRICA
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 04:32:11 pm »
So, when is he flying his million dollar plane up to Joeys and giving us an oportunity to hear about his experience?

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Re: INVITATION TO FRED's TALK ON HIS SOLO TRIP UP wEST AFRICA
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 04:34:59 pm »
Sorry guys, guess he'll need to be persuaded to make a trip to you all up in Jozi.

But you can read his trip report as it unfolded here.

http://www.bmwmccc.org.za/skeg-goes-north-cape2tangiers-2010-f800gs

He had some really hairy expriences and he also had soem really strange ones... riding three days to find a border post.
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